Kelly Clarkson: ‘I am not a morning person, I am a vampire’

My alarm is set for 5:00 am every day and I often wake up at 4:30 and am legitimately happy about it. I can’t remember the last time I hit snooze. Kaiser and Hecate are also morning people, which is why we work earlier and are off by the early afternoon on weekdays. There’s SCIENCE that morning people live longer (although like all other studies hyped by the media it’s probably bogus in key ways. In fact I found another article, likely written by a night owl, with supposed evidence that they’re smarter but that morning people are happier). That leads us to this interview with Kelly Clarkson saying that she’s a night person. I just can’t relate to those people. I’m sure night people feel the same about us larks. We’re crazy but we get sh-t done. Here’s what she told People:

As for her favorite hobby, Clarkson says it’s quilting — in fact, she made all the coaches blankets earlier this year. “I love putting on vinyl and having wine and quilting,” she says. “It’s fun. I’m not great at it, but I like it.”

When asked whether she’s an early bird or a night owl, Clarkson says she’s “not a morning person” even with four children — she has daughter River Rose, 4, and son Remington Alexander, 2, with husband Brandon Blackstock and is a stepmom to her husband’s daughter Savannah, 17, and son Seth, 13, from a previous marriage.

“I love the night,” she says. “I am a vampire.”

[From People]

My boyfriend is more of a night person than me although we’ve been able to compromise on that somewhat. We only have about an hour and a half difference, which isn’t bad. There are people who take it to the extreme though, like Kelly and like my brother, who incidentally is a musician too. Maybe whether we’re owls or larks is heavily influenced by our professions, or perhaps we choose professions that align with our sleeping patterns. Creative types and people who work second shift and later jobs, like my cousin and his new wife, who work in the restaurant industry, need to stay up later. My cousin’s wedding rehearsal dinner ran so late I almost fell asleep at the table.

Sidenote: remember the story I covered earlier this week, about Vanessa Hudgens raving about exercise, where I said “Exercise is my thing but you couldn’t pay me to knit or do crafts?” Kelly Clarkson just said she loved quilting and she’s mentioned many times that she hates exercise! I’m sure there are people who love both but this is funny to me.


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  1. Snowflake says:

    My husband is a night owl. He’ll stay up until 12 or 1 in the morning. Even though he has to get up early for work! I love to open the blinds and let sunshine in, he wants it as dark as possible.

    • JAC says:

      I’m in college and have to get up early on most days. If I manage to to fall asleep around 1 it’s a huge success. Usually it’s around 4. I’m trying to force myself earlier but it’s so hard.

  2. Mgsota says:

    Night owls get sh*t done too. Once everyone is asleep and the house is mine, I clean, do laundry, cook, decorate…whatever it may be. I love it.

  3. Ye says:

    I’m a night person. Whenever I can stay up until 7 am I get shit done too. And I always start itching to clean the house when the clock nears midnight.

    I do some night shifts 1 week per month, and its heaven.

  4. Jess says:

    I was a morning person until I had kids. No matter how early I’d wake up my son would wake up too. So I turned into a night owl because it was the only time I could have some me time to relax, get work done, etc. My kids are now teenagers and staying up later so I keep thinking I should switch back but it’s hard for me now to get to bed early.

  5. Erinn says:

    I used to do my “best” work in University at about 2am. Less distractions at that time.

    But now, I’d rather be getting up at 6:30am than staying up until 11pm haha.

  6. Anners says:

    I’m neither an early bird (loathe getting up at 0430 for day shift) nor a night owl (going to bed after 0500 means I sleep poorly). I’m some sort of permanently exhausted pigeon (love afternoon naps). Maybe it’s shift work? 🤷🏻‍♀️

  7. Chingona says:

    I have horrible insomnia and am a early riser, so I guess I am both. I can’t sleep past 4:30 to 5:00 am no matter what, even on vacations or being in different time zones. I also can’t go to sleep at night. Some nights I only sleep 1 hour or none at all. I have tried everything from taking medication, changing diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, buying multiple mattresses, sound machines, etc. When I can’t sleep I then have to get stuff done.

    • Thirsty Hirsty says:

      oh Chingona, I cannot imagine not being able to sleep! I was a night person as a young woman. I remember when my son was a babe come 6:00 a.m. he was chirping…and oh, his grins when he saw me first thing in the morning were such a gift!! He now leaves for work at 6:00 a.m. so that’s when we’re up. These days, though, I need me some Celebitchy and coffee before I can get going! Mostly I try to be in bed by around 10. If the pain is bad, I may have to take a Robaxecet to get any sleep; I try not to do that more that 3 x per week though. But sleep, itself…oh, I love sleep! It’s one of my favourite things to do, so I am deeply sorry you are not able to get some. If only it was something we could share, eh? LOL

  8. Olive says:

    oh no Kelly what are you doing? she looks several decades older in that thumbnail due to that makeup and hair!!

  9. Andrea says:

    My ideal bedtime is between 1-2 am up at 10am. I used to have a 9-5 er job but I was exhausted all week, slept 10 hours each night on the weekends. I now have part-time tutoring gigs that are more flexible to afternoon/ evening hours.

  10. IMUCU says:

    I used to be a morning person, loved getting up in the morning! But now with an autoimmune disease I find I wake up achy and sometimes foggy, so my morning wake-ups are later and slower now. It’s a bit of a bummer bc I feel like I waste some of the day having to get up later based on my body’s needs, but I do have a lot more understanding for those that aren’t morning people now, like my morning “zombie” husband!

  11. Mophita789 says:

    There’s a misguided moral superiority complex that comes with being a morning person. I’m not a morning person. I’m still successful. I still do stuff. But I like to work out at 9pm not 6am, doesn’t make me any less. Biorhythms are real! People think if you stay up until 1am you must be drinking or partying or something. Nope, I’m doing dishes.

    • Emilia says:

      Yes! This completely. My father thinks anyone who sleeps past 6 am (even on weekends) is a lazy, incompetent, slob. He doesn’t seem to realize people can be productive any hour of the day/night.

    • kristen says:

      Well said.

    • Andrea says:

      Thank you! I’m so tired of hearing morning people brag about how productive and healthy they are. I don’t stay up super late at night (my ideal bedtime is 11 pm) but I also don’t enjoy waking up at 6. I’m able to do it, it’s just not my preference. My husband is the same way. We are both successful attorneys. Yet we have to endure endless lectures from family members whose lives are an utter sh*t show how organized, productive and superior they are because they are early risers. It has caused me to instantly dislike people who brag about being morning people.

      Personally I think people who can’t stay up past 9 pm are boring.

  12. Raina says:

    There are these songs she sang that aren’t really radio played but I just love so much…
    “People like us” or “I forgive you” being a few examples. I recommend the f***k out of them. Her voice is insane. My friends are always on me to listen to the Hamilton duet “It’s quiet uptown” and they’ll call me up crying legitimately.
    Some souls just have the voice and it elevates all of our vibrations synergistically, energetically, spiritually speaking. Just amazing.
    Streisand is one other example.
    I love this woman’s voice.
    Bonus, she does seem like a helluva nice person.

  13. MrsClincy says:

    My husband is a night owl with ocd. He will be up all night randomly cleaning. I, on the other hand, am a morning person but I also work 1st shift, get up with the baby in the morning and get our older two kids up for school.